CUNA’s America’s Credit Union Conference began in earnest at the Washington State Convention Center Sunday with a small credit union roundtable, a general session speech by Alex Sheen, and the grand opening of the exhibit hall.
Nearly 1,000 credit union advocates traveled to Seattle for the four-day conference, which offers critical networking opportunities and a broad menu of learning experiences focused on innovation and the future of the financial services industry.
During Sunday’s opening general session, Alex Sheen, CEO and founder of “because I said I would,” detailed for attendees the history of his organization, a nonprofit dedicated to the betterment of humanity through practicing the simple act of keeping promises.
Attendees also have been asked to amplify the credit union presence in Seattle this week by actively posting updates and experiences on social media using the hashtag #CUNAACUC.
Monday’s general session features presentations by CUNA President/CEO Jim Nussle, NCUA Board Chairman Rick Metsger, and a keynote address by George Blankenship, a customer experience expert who has served as an executive for Tesla Motors, Apple, and GAP Inc.